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Earth Day Events in Washington D.C., 2008

April 19, 2008

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For all those interested, there was an article written in The Washington Post that sheds light on many events occurring in honor of Earth Day in the heart of the D.C. area. Many of the events are free, and include projects such as cleaning up Rock Creek, going on a nature walk, and exhibits targeting recycling in Maryland, such as the “Trash People” exhibit which showcases 50 life-sized statues made out of our trash. There are also fun contests, such as a ‘recycling race’ to separate trash from plastic. This can be a great way to learn more about the environment, more about recycling in Maryland, and a great way to make an effort to make our area cleaner and more aware about our environment. These events provide a great opportunity for the environmentally concerned to become involved locally, and will hopefully also provide insight and information to even those people not as concerned about recycling in our communities and our local environment.

Earth Day Events in Washington, D.C.


Washington Nationals Open Season in First Eco-Friendly U.S. Pro Stadium

April 1, 2008

The Washington Nationals played their first game of the season Sunday night, making headlines with their dramatic victory over the Braves. The season opener was also a showcase for the Nationals’ brand new stadium, which has caused city residents major headaches with its $600 million price tag but is the first environmentally-friendly pro stadium in the United States.


The stadium earned a “silver” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED system, a widely accepted set of construction standards for energy conservation and other environmental concerns. The LEED system graded Nationals Park in such areas as water use reduction, light pollution minimization, use of recycled content, and energy optimization and renewability. (more…)